The main task will be in the moor: Under the supervision of several Park Rangers you will realise different measures to keep the water in the moor. The area was drained more than 100 years ago for forestry use. You will undo the drainage of the area by blocking or filling ditches or by building small wooden barriers. You will be able to discover many rare species which already returned. In addition you will work on the game park of Wildenburg Castle. Here you can find wolves, deer, wild boars, wildcats, mouflons and many other animals. Your task will mainly be to renew wooden fences and elements to protect small trees from damage through the animals. Are environmental protections tasks are added. Attention: The work might be physically hard and you will get wet and muddy for sure Please bring hiking boots, rubber boots and working clothes.
You will stay in the community centre of Deuselbach. The accommodation is spacious, has a huge kitchen including a dish-washer and a living room, toilets and showers. There is one big sleeping room with camping beds.
The workcamp will take places in the western part of Rhineland-Palatinate. You will stay in Deuselbach, a small village with 160 inhabitants. The local villagers are very much interested to welcome you, many parties and events will happen. Deuselbach has a pub but no shops. The next bigger village (Thalfang) is 4km far, here you can find everything you need (shops, swimming pool-). There are also many tourists in the area as it is well known for hiking all over the year and for skiing in winter. The next bigger city it Trier (40 km), the oldest Germany city with many Roman sights, a huge cathedral and plenty of this to do (vineyard, shopping, clubs-). You will do several excursions with the support of the Park Rangers, e.g. to Trier, the oldest German city with many famous sights.
The National Nature Park Hunsrueck-Hochwald is the newest German National Park to protect the nature. The park was just founded in 2015. The landscape is dominated by huge forests, steep hills, small brooks and ponds, rocks and marshes. Only small hamlets interrupt the nature, a perfect region for plenty of different species but also for hiking. Within this National Park you will work under the supervision of several Park Rangers to care for special moors situated on the slopes of the hill. These moors are an important and valuable natural CO2 storage. Most of them were drained with ditches in the last century to use it as forests. The rangers use different measures to bring back the special character of this place and keep the water in the marshes. Many different species (especially amphibians and special plants) already returned. This workcamp will continue this mission and will take place in cooperation with the National Nature Park Hunsrueck-Hochwald and the Foundation for Nature and Environment Rhineland-Palatinate. As second task you will support the maintenance of the game park situated in this National Nature Park and other environmental protection tasks. Attention: You can arrive either on the 24th (at 7.30 pm) or on the 25th (at 1.30pm) to Neubruecke(Nahe).
This is a special project for nature lovers and people interested in nature protection work. You will get wet and dirty. Also, please note: You can arrive either on the 24th (at 7.30 pm) or on the 25th (at 1.30pm) to Neubruecke(Nahe).